March 24, 2007 Subject:
I am so gratified to see Popeye the Sailor meets Sinbad the Sailor!
Especially without the extraneous 1950's Popeye stuff pasted onto each end of it. This is one of the three longer, color Popeye cartoons done with the early set of characters. All the good stuff is there; the funny, under-the-breath comments, the rich animation style, and the crazy storyline. Have you noticed that this 16 minute cartoon had 2 animators (at 30 frames a second), as opposed to current cartoons which appear to run at 2 frames a second (especially the anime cartoons which probably induce epileptic seizures in anyone who watches them) and require a couple of hundred animators? Very strange!
This cartoon has Popeye and Sinbad (Bluto) competing for the title of Extra Special Kind Of Fellow i.e. World's Greatest Sailor. Olive does a great job of acting goofy while they fight it out with each other and various animals. My favorite character is the two-headed giant. Half of the time, his comments were so bizarre I couldn't understand what he was trying to say, but he's so ridiculous, who cares. Keep an eye out for Wimpy. He's trying to make hamburgers out of strange things.
Anyway, this is a terrific cartoon that was rated #17 on the list of all-time greatest cartoons. You've got to see it. It's bodacious!
Popeye the Sailor meets
Sinbad the Sailor
Direction: Dave Fleischer
Animation: Willard Bowsky, George Germanetti, Edward Nolan
Music and Lyrics: Sammy Timberg, Bob Rothberg, Sammy Lerner
By Arrangement with King Features Syndicate and Segar
Approved MPAA Certificate No. 0487
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Copyright 1936 - Paramount Pictures Inc - All Rights Reserved
Cast of Characters
The Spinach Eating Sailor........Popeye
The Irresistible Damsel..........Olive Oyl
The Hamburger Fiend..............J. Wellington Wimpy
The Two Headed Giant.............Boola
Rokh.............................The Mighty Eagle
"The Most Remarkable Fellow".....Sinbad the Sailor